Jones Nets Career High In Win

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Nicole Betker

Duncan Jones netted a career-high 26 points lift the No. 7 ranked University of Saskatchewan Huskies to a sweep of the University of Lethbridge Pronghorns with a 74-65 victory Saturday night at the PAC in Saskatoon.

Jones’ 26-points was a game-high with nine coming from beyond the three-point arc. Fifth-year forward Michael Lieffers added a double-double with 13 points and 13 rebounds in the game.

Dominyc Coward led the Pronghorns with 18 points and seven rebounds, while Logan Reiter chipped in 12 points and Morgan Duce scored 11.

With the win, the Huskies move to 3-2 on the season, while the Pronghorns drop to 3-3. A night earlier, the Huskies won 83-67.

Both teams had trouble finding the net in the first half. Lethbridge shot just 33% in the first two quarters, while the Huskies weren’t much better at 28%. After the first quarter, Saskatchewan led 15-11 and led 30-26 after two.

Scoring just five points in the first half of the third quarter, Saskatchewan started to find the net in the second half of the frame and began to pull away.

With five minutes left in the fourth quarter, the ‘Horns were able to narrow the Huskies lead to three points but a Chris Unsworth layup extended the Huskies lead to five. Jones hit a three-pointer to give his team an even larger cushion that the Pronghorns couldn’t recover from.

Saskatchewan shot 42% in the game, while Lethbridge shot at 33%.

The Huskies remain at home to host the University of Fraser Valley Cascades and the Trinity Western University Spartans next weekend, while Lethbridge returns home to host the UBC Thunderbirds and University of Victoria Vikes.

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